New 2Gbps service ONLY with Cox modem/router?
I presently have the Cox 1Gbps Internet service. Have generally been very satisfied with Cox service. Got a cable modem when first offered here (1998), and have upgraded to faster plans when offered.
Happened to see that 2Gbps service might be available in my area. Went to modify my plan, and saw that "Panoramic Wifi" seems to be automatically added to my bill. (Adds another $14/month to use Cox-supplied equipment.) There seems no choice to remove.
I do not want the funky cable modem/wifi/router combo. Rather buy and setup my own gear. (Worked with networks from the 1980s as an Engineer.)
Am I reading this right? Is there no choice?
If so, I can and will wait for Google's 2Gbps service. Yes, I know that I will need to buy a 2Gbps-capable modem and router.